Deep Tissue Massage
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage involves deep muscle compression to try and remove any “knots” or adhesions within the muscles. Often the Myotherapist will use deep tissue massage as one of our techniques to affect a specific muscle or area of pain or tightness in the body. This technique will target trigger points (tight spots) in the muscles and try to “unstick” the muscle fibres that are causing the knot to occur in the muscle.
Deep tissue massage targets the deep layer of the muscle in an attempt to affect specific muscle fibres. It is usually applied to specific areas that need attention as opposed to a remedial massage where the whole body is treated in the session.
In most cases, pressure is applied lightly at the start to warm up the muscle, then more specific techniques are applied, such as stripping and friction.
Stripping involves applying deep pressure over the length of the muscle fibres – creating a gliding feeling. Friction involves applying pressure across the grain, which releases muscular adhesions and realigns muscular tissue.
People may feel tender after this type of treatment, but this will only last 1 - 2 days maximum. If performed correctly then the pain will shift in two sessions. If pain persists any longer, you should contact your therapist and let them know.
It is also recommended when having a deep tissue massage that you increase your water intake after the treatments as your muscles will release toxins into the blood stream and you need to flush this out of your system.
Who can benefit from a Deep Tissue Massage?
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue Massage can help many different conditions such as but not limited to:
Why Choose Elite Myotherapy for Deep Tissue Massage?
Elite Myotherapy have been providing deep tissue massage throughout Melbourne for over 20 years. Our general manager, Sam Rigby, is a respected leader in the field of Myotherapy, having previously lectured in Myotherapy and held the roles of Vice-President and Professional Development Coordinator of the Myotherapy Association Australia.
All of our Myotherapists are members of professional associations and hold $5million professional indemnity cover.
Make an appointment online for a deep tissue massage at one of our many Melbourne locations – Richmond, Prahran, Toorak, Balwyn and Greensborough